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IITA joins partners to foster innovations in agricultural sector

IITA partnered with the organizers of the International Conference and Expo on Research and Innovations in Agriculture (ICERIA) to celebrate research milestones and innovations in agriculture while creating awareness to facilitate opportunities for networking, collaboration, and exchange of ideas with renowned leaders in agriculture. The conference, themed “Harnessing Agricultural Innovations for Economic Development,” took place…

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YIIFSWA-II seed yam production technologies displayed at ICERIA 2019

YIIFSWA-II seed yam production technologies displayed at ICERIA 2019

Agrobusiness Times kick-started its initiative for promoting agricultural innovations for economic development as part of the inaugural International Conference and Expo on Research and Innovations in Agriculture (ICERIA) which took place at the National Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Victoria Island, Lagos on 24 October. The conference with the theme, “Harnessing Sustainable Agricultural Innovations…

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Scientists prepped for nutrition survey

Scientists prepped for nutrition survey

A team of scientists has been trained to carry out a nutrition survey in selected communities throughout Nigeria. The week-long training workshop, which took place from 27 October to 2 November, focused on preparing the scientists for the field and designing a good survey. IITA Head of Administration, West Africa Hub, Sylvia Oyinlola, welcomed the…

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Cotonou hosts fruit fly recognition and impact training course

Cotonou hosts fruit fly recognition and impact training course

IITA-Benin hosted a regional training course on “Modern Taxonomy and Identification Tools of Fruit Fly Species in Africa” in Cotonou, 23 to 27 September. The training course, jointly funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was conducted in close collaboration with the University of…

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IITA staff and partners trained on statistical analysis using R

The IITA Capacity Development Office (CDO) facilitated a 4-day training on “Statistical analysis using R programming” from 27 to 30 August. The training taught participants about ‘R’, the commonly used statistical package for data analysis. The trainees were IITA staff and partners from Abuja, Ibadan, Kano, as well as others from Ghana and Mali, who…

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